Hours after one person was killed and several others were left injured during Shah Rukh Khan’s train journey to promote his upcoming movie, Raees Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu affirmed that strict action will be taken against any mismanagement caused that led to the chaos that occurred at the railway stations.
Massive crowd gathered at the Vadodara railway station and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station in Delhi to catch a glimpse of the superstar that led to the death of one person in a minor stampede like situation. The person suffered from a cardiac arrest and died of breathlessness at the station.
Directed DG RPF to investigate the matter and take stern action against any lapse https://t.co/QcdJmUIT1v
— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) January 24, 2017
Earlier today, the police had to resort to lathicharge to disperse the crowd who went berserk upon his arrival. According to the latest development in this matter, a kin of the deceased person told news agency ANI that the man was not at the station to meet SRK. He said that his kin went to meet someone but the police started lathicharging. He soon fell down and died.
Expressing grief over the incident, Shah Rukh Khan said that the incident was quite unfortunate and his prayers are with the deceased. The 51-year-old superstar boarded the August Kranti Express yesterday from Mumbai to Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station in Delhi. After covering cities like Andheri, Borivili, Wapi, Valsad, Surat, Baruch, Baroda, Ratlam, Kota, Sawai Madhopur and Mathura, the Raees team arrived in Delhi amid huge fan gathering. SRK was accompanied by producer Ritesh Sidhwani, director Rahul Dholakia, and actress Sunny Leone on the train.
While speaking about why he chose to take this route to promote his movie, Shah Rukh said that the team wanted to cover maximum number of cities in minimum time and that he did not travel by the train in the longest time.